Re: Playing mp3 files as background

and the reason your wave file isn't looping properly is, mp3 puts a little 
pause at the beginning and end of it, or at least the lamest of lame encoders 
does, so you'll have to go in and re-loop the file in wave or ogg.

Simon

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mixollagy fm UK 
  To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 11:52 AM
  Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


  guess you could setup a timer, so if your in vb 6, we could do this.
  Public wav As Intiger.
  Private Sub Frmmain()
  wav = 1
  End Sub
  Private Sub Timer(click)
  wav = wav +1
  If wav = 30 Then
  'we play the file again and reset the wav var to 1 again.
  'call the wav procedure here, what ever it might be, playwav_Click() for 
example.
  wav = 1
  End If
  End Sub
  You can use a .rez file, it's just getting around the resource editor.
  I did see a tutorial on how to do procedures, it was dead simple, it's just a 
simple procedure, but you need to navigate the resource editor.
  Put in to google, plannet source code, it's plannet-source-code.com, tuns of 
code and projects to download and mess with, it's a good site!
  Kind regards: Jamie.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Simon 
    To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
    Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 5:28 PM
    Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


    Hi there,
    Yeah I thought of using a resource file and doing it taht way. I'm back to 
using DirectSound8 directly now, as aposed to using it through COMM Audio. So 
not sure if you can use a .rez file with that. I'll give it a go though.
    Converting to wave I can do, sadly though it still doesnt' loop. So perhaps 
it's the file in the first place. I'll stick at it though and see waht we can 
come up with. The file I'm using to test though won't be the eventual file I'll 
be rleasing the game with. This is just for test purposes only, and to learn 
the techniques needed.
    Ah well, back to it for me then.
    Cheers,
    Simon
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: mixollagy fm UK 
      To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
      Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 1:16 PM
      Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


      Hi there.
      If you converted the .mp3 to wav files, if you know how to, you could use 
the resource editor to put the sounds in to the .exe file, so there is only the 
1 .exe file and no files with it, because all of the music and affects are in 
the actuall .exe file, also stops people from trying to copy the music and 
affects, i guess.
      Kind regards: Jamie.
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Simon 
        To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
        Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 7:44 AM
        Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


        hahahaha, that's me too! Ooh! This looks interesting! Now what did I 
come here for again? ...
        But I'll definitely have to have a look at that, if that works then 
it's yet another hurdle overcome.
        Allrighty then, let's see if we can get this there mp3 file converted.
        Cheers,
        Simon
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: inthaneelf 
          To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
          Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 7:42 AM
          Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


          lol, lots of stuff there, I tend to get focused and miss things 
myself, either that or get distracted with something other than what I wanted,  
and then forget to get what I originally went there for, grins

          I'm inthane!, I'm an elf!... 
            ----- Original Message ----- 
            From: Simon 
            To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
            Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:56 PM
            Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


            lol I go there all the time and I missed that also? Typical of me. 
Thanks elfers I'll take a look see now.
            Cheers,
            Simon
              ----- Original Message ----- 
              From: inthaneelf 
              To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
              Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 12:06 AM
              Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


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              HTH
              inthane
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                ----- Original Message ----- 
                From: Simon Jaeger [simon4599] 
                To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
                Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 3:02 PM
                Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


                It does. It's hard to say what, but something about GoldWave 
converts the files in such a way that ComAudio usually will not decode them. If 
you have soundforge or even CDex, you may want to try those. 
                  ----- Original Message ----- 
                  From: Simon 
                  To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
                  Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 5:58 PM
                  Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


                  I'm using goldwave. I figured it'd just convert over 
normally. Hmm, I've got a lot to learn here too, it seems.
                  Cheers,
                  Simon
                    ----- Original Message ----- 
                    From: Simon Jaeger [simon4599] 
                    To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
                    Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:53 PM
                    Subject: Re: Playing mp3 files as background


                    some files, in general, have trouble playing with ComAudio. 
Also, mp3s do not loop, and if you converted it from the laready converted mp3 
to an ogg file, it definitely isn't going to loop. What program are you using 
to convert this file?

                     ----- Original Message ----- 
                      From: Simon 
                      To: programmingblind@freelistsorg 
                      Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2007 2:55 PM
                      Subject: Playing mp3 files as background


                      Hi guys,
                      This is sort of related to the COMM Audio question that 
was asked earlier, but there are differences so I'll start a new topic just to 
be safe.
                      I'm writing a game that needs background music, among 
other things. Well DirectSound, (version 8 with vb6 in my case), doesn't like 
to play mp3 files, so I'd like to use COMM Audio. In the documentation for for 
the library it says that it has trouble with some mp3 files, (my background 
music is one of them), so I switched to an .ogg file. That is to say I 
converted the file. Thing is I'm still having the same problem. Lots of very 
jumpy, rhythmic, but jumpy white noise. While you can dance to it.. bearly, 
grin, it's not something I'd want to put in a professional game really. So to 
my question. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so what did they do to 
fix it if anything?
                      I have thought about converting the background music to a 
.wav file, which I know do play ok as the other sound effects play wonderfully. 
The only issue I'd have there is download size. I'm scared to think how big the 
file would be if I had to convert 10 levels' worth of music to .wav on top of 
all the other files it needs. Can we say order on CD? *grins*
                      Anyway thanks in advance for any help with this.
                      Regards,
                      Simon

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